StarTalk Radio

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Science, pop culture, and comedy collide on StarTalk Radio! Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist and Director of New York's Hayden Planetarium, and his comic co-hosts, guest celebrities, and scientific experts explore astronomy, physics, and everything else there is to know about life in the universe. New episodes premiere Tuesdays. Keep Looking Up!

  • 50 minutes 5 seconds
    Synthetic Biological Intelligence with Brett Kagan

    Can you make a computer chip out of neurons? Neil deGrasse Tyson, Chuck Nice, & Gary O’Reilly explore organoid intelligence, teaching neurons to play Pong, and how biology can enhance technology with neuroscientist and Chief Scientific Officer at Cortical Labs, Brett Kagan.

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: 
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/synthetic-biological-intelligence-with-brett-kagan/

    Thanks to our Patrons Amar Shah, Carol Ann West, Mehdi Elahi, Peter Dawe, Paul Larkin, Saad Hamze, Eric Kristof, Nikki Shubert, braceyourself07, and wayne dernoncourt for supporting us this week.

    21 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 41 minutes 14 seconds
    Cosmic Queries – Space Traveler’s Delight

    Is there anything in the universe that is not moving? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice answer fan questions about stillness, humans on Mars, and what songs they would add to the Voyager Golden Record. 

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/cosmic-queries-space-travelers-delight/

    Thanks to our Patrons Scott Nelson, Bjørn Furuknap, Paul Robinson, Jonasz Napiecek, Micheal Briggs, Blake Wolfe, Brett Maragno, Adam Stephensen, Cicero Artefon, and Paul Lesperance for supporting us this week.

    18 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 56 minutes 41 seconds
    Darwin’s Daring Idea with Richard Dawkins

    Neil deGrasse Tyson sits down with evolutionary biologist and author of The Genetic Book of the Dead Richard Dawkins to talk about evolution, whether we were “designed,” how we are living reflections of our ancestors, and much much more.  

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: 
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/darwins-daring-idea-with-richard-dawkins/

    Thanks to our Patrons Jason Byttow, Keith Bale, Daniel Levin, Multimedia Kart, Renata, CESAR FRADIQUE, Ginger Towers, handzman, Lisa Kohler, and 21Pandas_ for supporting us this week.

    11 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 55 minutes 29 seconds
    Cosmic Queries – Single Electron Universe with Charles Liu

    Could the universe be composed of a single electron? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly answer grab-bag questions about the multidimensionality of time, quantum chromodynamics, gluons, tachyons, and more with astrophysicist Charles Liu. 

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free.

    Thanks to our Patrons Jason Byttow, Keith Bale, Daniel Levin, Multimedia Kart, Renata, CESAR FRADIQUE, Ginger Towers, handzman, Lisa Kohler, and 21Pandas_ for supporting us this week.

    7 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 57 minutes 48 seconds
    Sun Explosions with Lika Guhathakurta

    Could a coronal mass ejection wipe out all electronics? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Matt Kirshen learn about The Carrington Event, eclipses, and how the Parker Solar Probe doesn’t melt with heliophysicist Lika Guhathakurta.

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: 
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/sun-explosions-with-lika-guhathakurta/

    Thanks to our Patrons Sharon Zapotocky, Suth Truong, Sarah Perry, Souren Sarkar, Margaret De Foe, Rudy Alleyne, Ralph Velasquez, Adam Anton, Jon, and Chris R. Mish for supporting us this week.

    4 June 2024, 7:00 am
  • 46 minutes 54 seconds
    Science Fiction on TV, with Bill Nye

    Who better to answer questions about science fiction in TV and movies than Bill Nye? Bill and Chuck Nice flip channels between “StarTrek,” “Star Wars,” “Lost in Space,” “Back to the Future” and more!

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: 
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/science-fiction-tv-bill-nye/

    (Originally Aired January 31, 2017)

    31 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 48 minutes 40 seconds
    Making Stuff, with Adam Savage

    You ever feel like just makin’ stuff? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice sit down with the master of making stuff – Adam Savage. They answer fan-submitted questions about creativity, MythBusters, engineering, and a whole lot more.

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/making-stuff-with-adam-savage/

    (Originally released May 24, 2019)

    28 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 51 minutes 47 seconds
    Guide to Alternative Medicines with Helene Langevin

    What does science say about alternative medicines and health fads? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about the science behind alternative medicine with director of National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health, Helene Langevin, M.D.

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/guide-to-alternative-medicines-with-helene-langevin/

    Thanks to our Patrons Patrick, Tylré Livingstone, Claire Sims, Terrel Kimber, tinybird, Shawn Hugo, Chris Trent, Deborah Lagutaris, Steve Doom!, and Brian Lopez for supporting us this week.

    24 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 1 hour 10 minutes
    Quantum Computing Corral: StarTalk Live! With Michio Kaku

    Could quantum computing solve the three-body problem? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedians Jordan Klepper and Tiffany Haddish discuss how quantum computing will change the world with theoretical physicist Michio Kaku live at the Beacon Theater. 

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/quantum-computing-corral-startalk-live-with-michio-kaku/

    Thanks to our Patrons PaceOfSpades, Dale Engele, Amr Badawi, Elizabeth Rosalen, Dennis Kutzen, Martin Kjær Jørgensen, Poop Poop, William Jefferson, John Bigelow, and Patrick Scheidegger for supporting us this week.

    21 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 42 minutes 58 seconds
    The Magic of Chemistry with Kate the Chemist

    What is chemistry? Neil deGrasse Tyson and comedian Chuck Nice take fan questions on exothermic reactions, PFAS, ice cream, sugar, fire, and more with Kate Biberdorf, aka Kate the Chemist.

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here: 
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-magic-of-chemistry-with-kate-the-chemist/

    Thanks to our Patrons Mark Baum, Ezequiel Adatto, James Wright, Vector169, Ray Rimes, Christopher Haws, Ruben Ramen, Kim Fletter, Daniel Brown, and Joy Pinero-Deniz for supporting us this week.

    14 May 2024, 7:00 am
  • 46 minutes 38 seconds
    The Science of MDMA with Ben Rein

    Can MDMA make you a better person? Neil deGrasse Tyson and co-hosts Chuck Nice and Gary O’Reilly learn about the neuroscience of empathy, psychopathy, and MDMA in the brain with neuroscientist Ben Rein, PhD. 

    NOTE: StarTalk+ Patrons can listen to this entire episode commercial-free here:
    https://startalkmedia.com/show/the-science-of-mdma-with-ben-rein/

    Thanks to our Patrons Jason Hostens, John Lewis, Maria Dorman, Alejandro Reynoso, Radiel Cardentey, Amir Littman, Allan Rayer, Whitney, Tom Stidham, and Christopher Becks for supporting us this week.

    10 May 2024, 7:00 am
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